Would Mexico Have Been Better Off if the American Southwest Remained Mexico?

Dear Mexican: Just suppose that all of the southwestern United States had remained in Mexican hands. Would the Mexicans have done any better with it than they have with the present confines of Mexico?

—Reversible Reconquista?

Dear Gabacho: The gran parlor game! If we turn back the clock and changed a couple of things—if Austin, Houston and their fellow invading gabachos actually became Mexican citizens respecting the rule of the land instead of merely pretending to become so, if Mexico hadn't suffered the theft of its lands or nearly gone bankrupt spending so much money in battling its ravenous neighbor to the north—would Mexico have been better off? The easy answer is —more land in a country generally means more possibilities for development, and California's 1849 Gold Rush (which truly made the American Southwest the mecca it became for Americans) would've happened on Mexican soil, meaning Mexico would've been the beneficiary of all those prospecting migrants and subsequent worldwide attention. Not having Texas secede from Mexico would've also hastened the demise of Antonio López de Santa Anna: Sure, his embarrassing defeat at the manos of the Texians forced him out of office, but he returned again and again. Santa Anna's megalomania, left unchecked, would've inspired a true coup instead of many temporary ones. And with no neocolonial ties left—with no debts to any European powers due to fighting so many wars, with no appropriating of natural resources and lands by American industrialists taking advantage of a weak country and with the United States itself weaker due to the lack of a Southwest and all of its subsequent treasures—Mexico would've been in a much stronger position to enter the Industrial Revolution and emerge a better, reformed land. Of course, it's just a parlor game, just like Arizona Senator John McCain blaming illegal Mexicans for starting devastating forest fires with no hard proof—except ours is responsible and fun, while his is just pendejo.

I know many Mexican names translate to English: Michael is Miguel, Juan is John, and so forth. Mexican names seem rooted in the Bible in general. (Everyone knows a Mexican named Jesús with a best buddy named Gabriel right?). My name is Adam, and I don't know what the Mexican version of Adam is. I think there isn't one. Every time I order at a restaurant and the cashier is Mexican and they ask my name, I check the receipt and it's wrong. They have a hard time pronouncing it too. I've got receipts back before with Asham, Awarm, Alad, Aman, Aden. Mexicans seem devoutly religious. Do they not read Genesis, or is there a mexicano version of Adam and Eve with different names?

Gabacho Y Eva

Dear Gabacho: If you bothered to read the Spanish version of Genesis, you'd know "Adam" is Adán. Next!

GOOD MEXICAN OF THE WEEK: The American Immigration Council (AIC) sounds like a creepy front group for Know Nothings, but it's actually the nonprofit arm of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, whose members do the Lord's work by helping migrants from across the world enter this great land. The AIC actively fights Know Nothings, honors immigrants year-round and is publishing Green Card Stories in the fall, a beautiful book featuring the inspiring stories of immigrants who came to los Estados Unidos from across the globe. More information on these mensches at americanimmigrationcouncil.org.

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Dan
Dan

I completely agree with you. If it wasn't for this gringos that couldn't keep their krusty hands of our precious land we be living like decent human beings. But unfortunately that's not the case, this land was invaded by these land thieving rats. No worries here though, if California is what they wanted so bad in the first place, that's what our RAZA be taking over first. Give it two more generations and see the results..

GUest
GUest

The answer is obviously 'No'. Take a drive through any hispanic community in Texas and you'll see what has happened. The gold rush in the wrong hands would have led to more drugs and more means to transport weapons across the Border. Us 'Toilet' Bowl whites have already begun to flee North and South. But when we move to Mexico we are forced to have the proper documentation or else be put into one of their lovely Mexican Prisons.

cohones
cohones

All that would have done is give them more land to screw up,look at Mexico it is one notch above 3rd world status. Why don't we keep living in the past that will help a lot.

Mtt Grrd
Mtt Grrd

LMFAO.....Its culture clash-culture versus logic. Some people just don't want to bite the bullet and approach things with logic because it might hurt to to do what is necessary for the best interest of society...ie enforce law-particularly education, drug enforcement and issues of mass corruption such as bribery and "favors".

That's probably just a pipe dream though...so just build a wall and put reservists on the border to stop the drugs and migrants headed north and the guns that are headed south. Then when the drug lords make an attack of any form on U.S. Law enforcement or individuals within U.S. borders F@#$%^& retaliate with lethal force...because they need to be put in their F@#$%^ place. As far as the "white devils" commen is concerned..its a poke at the idiots.

Illegals- contribute to the economy by building homes and spending money on rent, food, clothes, utilities etc

I say.....if they are willing to obey the law,swear their loyalty to the constitution-usa and learn english ( english because its the language the government and most buisnesses operate on...let'em stay. This country saved my people

If you dont like the USA, its laws or its constitution...GO HANG YOURSELF

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JS
JS

You know, this ask a Mexican bullshit is absurd and ridiculous. Whats the purpose for this? Its stupid and degrading to this race. Using racial slurs as gabacha or even the way Mexican is being used is almost insulting. Dallas Observer has turned to shit! Its almost like if they want to instigate crap between people. STUPID, JUST PLAIN STUPID! I cant believe D.O. would allow this kind of racist junk, cause thats what it is. Just putting false shit in peoples head about the Mexican race and the Whites. Just like all races, we all have our good people and we all have our trash. So one is not better than the other. Just how we have our white trash, the Mexican people do too, as do the blacks, asians, etc.

Richard Smith
Richard Smith

The writer is posing the wrong question. Mexico has always been a backward country and probably always will be. Its citizens risk death to come to the US and live illegally. The question should have been, How much better off would Mexico be if during its war with th US if it just been made part of the US in its entirety.

Dan
Dan

Part of the U.S. don't make me laugh. What does immigration have to do of what he's asking. Maybe you should reread his question and answer it properly. I agree with the author, Mexico would of been better off with the southwest. California would of made the motherland filthy rich. Presently the country does have its problems but it will get better. As for immigration in the U.S., this country deserves it for the greed of its ancestors. An eye for an eye is what does country is going to get....

Jogiyo2002
Jogiyo2002

Mexico should worry about Mexico. Its a country with a lot of potential and a lot of problems

Mtt Grrd
Mtt Grrd

wtf....get over the past and back to the future. You cant turn time back to right the wrongs. So just work on making the future better for all....CAINT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG ?!?!?!?!

Personally I'm glad the white devils came, saw and conquered!!!

silent
silent

The problem is it is ok the way it is cause if it were to be Mexico there be drug lords and no rights and we would be poor people. So I like my freedom.

Rickde56
Rickde56

If a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass everytime he hop.All you are doing is pissing people offwith your statment. Do you not have anything to report about. time's up.

houstonguy
houstonguy

Who cares what might of been? It wasn't. Sorry but the pendejo gabachos rule the day. Get over it.

Ann Marie
Ann Marie

I am very much for "legals". It is the illegals that I object to. But it doesn't matter much anyway, because we have already given back the Alamo !!

Scott R
Scott R

Your comment about "legals" vs "illegals" sounds benign on the surface, but you should take a look at the US immigration policy with respect to Mexico. If you are only "for legals" then you are, in practice, against any real immigration from Mexico. The rules, process, and quotas make it nearly impossible to "be legal" unless you already have family here.

casey
casey

Ann Marie, youre just like a toilet bowl. You're white & full of sh*t! Do us all a favor and shut your *ss up!

Fred Todd
Fred Todd

everybody know white people are the root to all evil an they know this. (blue eyed devils) They row row rowed they're boats over here, said LOOK, land. Got here seen the indians, now the indians are or were at the time friendly people, welcomed the devils on Thanksgiving, shot a turkey, smoked some good weed. The devils got high an figured we got 25cents, you think the indians are drunk enough now to sell us this land, billy-bob said yep just one more drink an this land is our land, this land is your land from here to their its all ours--aint that the way the song went...anyway then they seen mexicans. the mexicans said NOWAYNO right of the bat the whiteboy said, man what the hell did he say so they left them alone. Then somebody said, lets go to africa wign someone said, they said so's we can get somebody to build our city's up an sweep our streets an pick our cotten so BOOM obamas runnin everywhere chanting we shall over come we'z free so the whiteboy said, ok, you people are free then elroy said, man im pullin my pants down, kleevie said man are you saggin crazy. now all the black boyz ll men are walkin around showing they're asses, the women are buyin hair like its no tommorow an the white devil is sitting back watchin the mexican work everywhere, the blacks are killing each other an the indians are taking every casino over. GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Richard Hogue
Richard Hogue

Dam dude you must of been a History Major from full of shit university. The white man did not sail to Africa, the Jews did! The white man did not take Texas from Mexico they won it at the battle of San Jacento right after Sanna Anna and 5,000 of his troops attacked and killed a 188 men in the Alamo. As far as Obama goes I know plenty of us white devils that voted for him!

iblobar
iblobar

So what it boils down to is THE WHITE MAN IS THE DEVIL....RIGHT? Yep!!!

Xoncidium
Xoncidium

No, the white man is not the devil, but some are just plain ignorant and stupid!

Loki Laufeyson
Loki Laufeyson

Funny how I as a "gabacha" who learned Spanish (and speak it fluently and PROPERLY) can't get a job as a bilingual "anything"... yet those who come here from "down South" and speak their language like an uneducated moron, throwing in English words here and there (I think y'all call it 'spanglish'?) can get work. Meanwhile, I don't get the job because I'm not a "native speaker". Excuse me, but I can chat all day and all week with a native of Madrid or Barcelona, yet a Mexican looks at me like I'm speaking Martian. The "Spanish" that Mexicans speak is to "real Spanish" what "Ebonics" is to standard English.

iblobar
iblobar

Hey gabacha,,,McDonalds is hiring,,,they need gabachas like u,,,,bring your headout your ars....your just making excuses!!!!

Castellano
Castellano

Just like the way our English sounds to the British and the moron is you pendeja! "Mexicans" are not the only ones that speak spanish you ignorant inbred moron, and not everyone speaks "spanglish". Youre an idiot and looks like all that so called education was for nothing, only made you more ignorant. Im Spanish & Mexican, & what exactly do you think mexicans speak? Castellano pendeja, & where does Castellano come from? Spain pendeja. Do us all a favor and take your ignorant ass back to school. So if you really understand spanish, then: chinga tu madre! :)

Been around the world...
Been around the world...

hahahahahaha i love this! Youre absolutely right! Castellano is another form of Spanish. If you go to Spain you can pick up both accents and notice that they are two different types. Just like in Britain, when I was there I met people that had almost 2 type of different accents. It was explained to me that one was a form of old english. Some people are just plain stupid like Loki. Thinks she knows it all but in reality doesnt know shit. I wonder how she thinks our english sounds to the British?.....it sounds like ebonics to them as well. The British are not fond of Americans, I learnt that the hard way in England & in other parts of the world, even in Spain, but thats another story. Loki, do us all a favor, before you start talking about others, take your ignorant no good keister of yours back to school. You have ALOT to learn! The only uneducated moron here...... is you!

Mativa337
Mativa337

You know something, tell me how stupid this is. There were some NATIVE AMERICANS, notice the caps, the one and only true Natives & rightful owners of this great land, playing basketball and a group of "white" dumb*ss men saw them. To their surprise, they confronted these native americans and told them they needed to get off their court and go back to their own country.....????????? How stupid is that? Thats just to show you how ignorant some white people can be. If any needs to leave back to their own country are the white guys who confronted them. I can imagine the anger they must of felt. So if whites want us out, guess what? Your *ss has to leave too!

Scott R
Scott R

You're right, that's pretty stupid. Almost as stupid as "Dear Mexican" claiming "theft of Mexican lands". If memory serves, there were already some people living on "Mexican lands" when the Spaniards arrived, no?

Here's the brutal truth - the winner of the war keeps the land. "Might" may not make "right", but it does make "reality".

DG
DG

Too late - Sam Houston already took care of this - get over it. Mexico is still trying to take care of what they have, so how could more area help? If you would actually travel there you would see what goes on. It is a beautiful country, but has a lot of problems. If they had more land they would have more people that would be crossing a more norther border to get out.

GAA
GAA

Viva La Raza.

Ann Marie
Ann Marie

What real difference does it make??? We gave it all back to them anyway. By we, I mean the generation we are living in today. MBA graduates and etc. The Alamo was not free, but yet we freely let them come into San Antonio, and all other major cities in Texas. And please don't say they are all legal...

Fed up with my racist kind!
Fed up with my racist kind!

Ann Marie, shut your pie hole! "Legal" this BIOTCH! (giving you the bird)!How bout that for legal! I bet your granny and grand pappy were stowe aways. Too bad they werent stowe aways on the titanic!

 
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